December 5th 2012 7:44 am
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Ethan's been doing pretty well until Monday. He didn't want to eat and was throwing up a little. I took him to our vet. He gave him a shot of cerenia and another med for his appetite. Nothing worked. His renal numbers are up but not real bad at 3.3 for crea and 60 for BUN. His cardiology check-up a few weeks ago was good and all was stable. His cardiologist suspected possibly a low grade cancer or IBD for his chronic diarrhea. She gave him some flagyl and it cleared up finally. She also did an ultrasound but saw nothing wrong with his colon. Of course he really needs to be put out and a scope done to be sure. But his heart makes him too high risk for that. So anyway our vet is not in today but the other vet said to take him to the big hospital where his cardiologist is located as he needs to be hospitalized and maybe some fluid therapy. Nobody seems sure though so off we go now to the hospital. Please keep my baby in your thoughts & prayers if you can. He just had his pics with Santa last Saturday & he was fine then. I am about to lose it. It's all just so hard.
Sharon, Ethan's mom
Sending big purrs
Sharon, I run a website for kitties with IBD. I can help you okay? Please take a breath and don't panic, I know this is scary. We'll figure this thing out. I'll have to send you the link as it never lets me post in the diaries.
purrs and hugs
Alex's mommy Lisa
We are purring for Ethan, such a sweet boy, and you.
Please check out the IBD website. It has been a godsend for my Mom helping her with my diseases.
Purrs and Headbonks
We are purring our hardest for you both.
We're purring as hard as we can for Ethan and you.
Sending oodles of purrs to you.
Purrs from me and prayers from mommy Mary
Sending purrs your way.
Maybe check with his cardiologist about getting fluids. Depending on your heart problems they may have to give them at a slower rate and/or use less volume. I have heart issues too. The IBD website will be a big help for you too. We will all be purring for you Ethan.
Ethan....I am sending purrrrs your way....I am also a black and white cat. We need to stick together so don't go anywhere...It isn't your time...really....Hey, our "mom"'s have the same name too.....
She would like to know how the visit went at the big hospital......
---puurrrrrrs from Alex and Juliette.....and angels, Natasha and Ben....
and hugs from Sharon
Oh Sharon I am purring and sending lots of angel healing dust to Ethan, all of us angels are with him and we are comforting him while he isn't feeling well....Mom sends you & Ethan hugs and she is praying that Ethan will be OK...know that we are all here for you...
Hope they figure out why he isn't feeling well and please let us know how he is doing in the meantime big purrs and prayers from me and my family.
Peekie and I got our motors going for Ethan. We are gonna purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr as long as it takes.
We are adding our loud meezer purrs, too.
Hope Ethan will be able to be home soon...and we are pawyering, too.
Sending lots and lots of purrrs!!
Ethan ~ Many healing purrs headed your way.
Miko and The "M" Crew
Sending our Love, Hugs, Kisses, Purrs and Prayers to you and your family Ethan.
Feels betters soon.
Love, Kibbles, Francis, Angel Yoda & The Crew
Sharon here. First of all thanks to all you wonderful kitties and moms for your well wishes and support. We still need those purrs as Ethan has pancreatitis. :( We are awaiting test results to see if it is acute or chronic. I am so worried about my sweet boy. I will update his diary with more info hopefully later. I just wanted to let you know what he has to deal with now.
Sharon my Alex had pancreatitis as well and I have a section on my site on it. Please feel free to ask any questions, I'll be happy to help. Purrs and hugs to you both.
Well - now you know what the culprit is. I know that Alex's website has lots of good info. We send you many purrs. Please know that we are here for support. purrs for Ethan & family purrpurrpurr
Ethan, the Angels and I are holding a purrayer circle for you and your family tonight, my momcat will pray too, we are here for you with love, prayers and support, God is able so let's get busy everyone and pray for sweet Ethan, *wraps wings around Ethan and begins to pray*
Ethan we are purring for you! Your gonna get better sweet buddy!
We're here wif ya too, our pawsome pal Ethan!! Our purr motors r revvved up 'n big huge hugs comin' Ur way too!
Alex's site haz some really great info~!
We love Ur furmilies!!!
PURRS PURRS PURRS PURRS 'n lotza support 'n purrayers!!!
Thanks again to all of you. Alex's website is wonderful & I did read it. Also read a lot of other info sites. This illness is scary as are many others our babies get. You just fight the fight and do all you can. It is pretty upsetting.